Monday, June 25, 2012

Around the Veggie Patch

Everything in the veggie patch this year revolves around July 7th - that's when Dan Hinkley comes to visit along with the rest of Normandy Park.  So I've planted things that should be ready on that day for snacking on - like peas, strawberries, and carrots.

Several different types of peas scrambling up a bamboo scaffolding
We've already eaten about a hundred strawberries already with a ton on the way!

The raspberries are at least still two weeks away from ripening.

Come on, ripen!!
I started with about 30 seedlings each of broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels but the cabbage root fly killed about a quarter of those.  The rest are going strong and there haven't been any more casualties in about a month.

Front to back: Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts
Nothing like home-grown cauliflower
Red cabbage
This basil is stubbornly reluctant to grow in our unseasonably cool late spring/early summer.
This Ed Hume mesclun mix keeps pumping out new leaves and shows no signs of bolting.
Amazingly the corn looks like it will be knee high by the fourth of July in spite of the persistent cold weather keeping other crops from growing well.  The seeds were planted directly in the soil in late April.
These tomatillos have also been growing well in the cooler than normal weather.
Of course the potatoes are just going nuts.
As are the pumpkins.
Looking at this rhubarb makes me think of one thing: strawberry rhubarb pie.

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